Attention secondary and post-secondary students!

Are you interested in or planning to work in BC’s agriculture sector this summer? You could receive a $3,000 bursary!

To qualify for the up to $3,000 bursary you must work for a BC-based employer for a minimum number of hours in the summer. This includes BC-based businesses working in:

  • Primary agriculture
  • Food, Beverage, or Seafood Processing
  • Fishing or Aquaculture
Applications will be accepted starting January 2024 for the 2024 Summer Season!

Don’t miss out! Sign up for the newsletter to learn more as details become available!

Learn more!

Sign up for the newsletter to receive updates and find out when applications are being accepted.

Area of Interest:

Are you an Employer?

The student will complete the application process for the bursary, but there are ways employers can get involved and help spread the word about this opportunity.

If you’re an employer and wondering how you can participate in this program consider:

  • Posting summer student jobs in January 2024 to align with the program application intake.
  • Put a link to this program page ( on your website/job posting page so students are aware they can apply for a bursary.
  • Download our sharing package for digital and printable posters.

Download Sharing Package

Funding provided by:

CAP Logo, Province of BC Logo, Government of Canada Logo

The Summer Student Farm Worker Bursary Program is funded under the Agriculture and Food Workforce Development Initiative (AWDI). AWDI is funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement. The initiative is a $15M fund designed to support BC’s agriculture industry to provide a stable and increasing food supply through targeted efforts to recruit and retain a sufficient workforce to meet the labour needs of the industry. AWDI is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (IAF).